(Los Angeles, California – August 5, 2014) On Saturday August 2nd, Los Angeles Airport Police Youth Cadets participated in the third Annual Backpack School Supply Donation Drive event organized and hosted by Airport Police and the Youth Esteem Corporation (YEC) at the Airport Police Arbor Vitae Training Center. Youth Esteem Corporation is a non-profit organization that strives to make a positive impact on at-risk youth in Los Angeles.
YEC’s work aims to make a difference in the lives of children, youth, parents and the community by providing at-risk children and young adults with education, youth development, mentorship, job training, life skills and community outreach to empower self-sufficient, stable, safe and productive individuals.
"Donating school supplies is a worthy cause to benefit children in need," Los Angeles Airport Police Chief Patrick Gannon said. "By arming these children with the proper tools, we dramatically improve their ability to learn and give area kids the ability to start the school year off right."
Through the support of the Los Angeles Airport Police, YEC was able to provide over 200 at-risk children in the Los Angeles area who were in need of school supplies with backpacks, crayons, markers, binders, pens, pencils, writing paper, rulers, scissors, sharpeners, note pads, tablets and a variety of other miscellaneous items.
The Los Angeles Airport Police Division is the nation's premier aviation law enforcement agency with over 1,100 specially trained police officers, security officers, and civilian staff protecting Los Angeles International, LA/Ontario International and Van Nuys airports.
Youth Cadets and Kids at Backpack & School Supplies Event
Photographs Courtesy Assistance PIO Edwin Palacios